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HSB 115 lecture 3 notes

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Date Created: 09/27/16
HSB 115 Lecture 3 University of Hartford Wester Civilizations I Building Blocks of Civilization • 11,000 BCE • climate change led to to managed food production • communities became more stable as individuals gained wealth • trade and more complex interaction began Neolithic Revolution • after old stone age • started producing own food • increases in water and climate • trade • started eating carbs • had domesticated animals • population increased more disease and death • • population exceeded food supply • lived in the “FERTILE CRESCENT” • it is surrounded by the Euphrates river and the Tigris river • downside of these rivers was that they were unpredictable they could randomly flood at anytime • Emergence of Early Towns and Villages * Jericho - one of the oldest villages in the world • emerged as a seasonal settlement in 9000BC • people made the earliest forms of pottery • they used the pottery to store grains, wines and oils to preserve them Social Stratification • class systems began • people started building “houses” ( fortification) • starting to reach civilization Mesopotamia ( current Iraq) - Sumerians - first urban society - climate of Mesopotamia • very hot • dry • windstorms • muddy • arid soil • not stone or timber • floods Fertile Crescent - called “the land in between the river” - between the *Tigris and *Euphrates rivers • land between rivers • wet soil • stretched from Nile river Uruk 4,300-2,900BCE - southern Mesopotamia - was the First City - Temples for worship developed called Ziggurats - population over 40,000 people - Different city-states - the center of Sumerian civilization - 4 city states 1. Ur 2. Lagash 3. Eridu 4. Kish • had similar beliefs, cultures, and language • each city considered themselves serving different gods • this created warfare and competitions


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